Nikon 28-300 VR - suitability and or sharpness

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Grig
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Re: Nikon 28-300 VR - suitability and or sharpness
In reply to Michael Harvey, Oct 26, 2012

Michael Harvey wrote:

Just don't EVER compare it side-by-side with the Nikkor 300mm f/2.8! I made that mistake and it cost me nearly $6,000! Once you see the difference at 300mm you simply can't believe you were ever satisfied with the 28-300 at that focal length.

Mike, you are dead on with this remark!!! As long as you are not comparing it with other better lenses - you are fine... When I sent my 24-70 for repair and had just 28-300 (in this range) left as a backup for coming wedding - I was under pressure and purchased 24-120... Then I had to compare them...  Then I sold 28-300 and got 70-300VC for travel... So, in the end I've lost almost $700 to gain IQ of 70-300VC in the long end and AF speed and IQ of 24-120... I also lost convenience of 28-300 range in one lens...

People, don't do this mistake... Please don't compare 28-300... Just use it. I've never compared it to my 24-70 since they are for different purposes and I was very happy... LOL...

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